News from Around the School

KIRO 7 News Meteorologist Claire Anderson took time this week to help our 3rd graders kick off their Climate chapter where they will study local weather patterns to enhance their understanding of weather-related disasters.

Congratulations are in order for both the Villa Speech and Chess Teams after their respective wins over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanks to our generous community, the St. Vincents de Paul Van was stocked full of food, diapers and other items to help families in need this Thanksgiving season.

An excellent example of inquiry and project-based learning, students incorporated math, science, writing and technology as they worked in small groups to design and build model houses with working light fixtures and switches.

Under the leadership of parent coaches Grant Kauno and Aaron Nettles, Villa's 6th grade girls soccer team won the CYO Championship this past weekend

A Winning Audition

November 2, 2018

Congratulations to 8th grader Nico O., who was chosen to participate in the WMEA Jr. All-State Band

Villa was very happy to welcome Nordstrom to our campus to film a video showcasing their partnership with ShoesThatFit.org, who works to provide brand-new, properly fitting shoes to children in need within our community.

A big part Villa preschool is learning about the world. Our 3-year old Forest Friday students are lucky because we have a forest right on campus!

Both the Concert Band the Wind Ensemble took home trophies in their respective categories; the former placing 1st in the Elementary School Division and the latter placing 2nd in the Middle School Division.

Villa Academy is very proud to send off this year's graduating class as they take the next steps towards their future. After a full week of activities including the Recognition Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass, and Commencement last evening, they have completed their years at Villa. We wish them the best of luck in their next adventures.

With $127,000 raised for Cafeteria Confidential, this year's Auction Fund-a-Need, work will begin this summer on lunchroom sound mitigation, repainting, new lighting, new tables, and more. We couldn't have done it without you!

Villa community, we hope you like setting records,  because you've done it again! You once again showed your power by exceeding this year's VillaNOW goal of $400,000 with proceeds of $410,470! Not only that, you reached 99% parent participation.

Last week, the 8th Grade students finished up their impressive Culminating Project work during the CP Expo and Arts Showcase. This rewarding evening was the culmination of a full academic year’s work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Villa Chess Champions

May 23, 2018

The Villa Knights Chess Team attended the Washington State Chess Championship recently and the players had a great time competing with students from all over the state.

Over a hundred volunteers, big and small, turned out on a beautiful Saturday last week for Stewardship Day. They weeded, they dug, they prepped garden beds, they liberating shrubs and other native plants from encroaching invasives. They even sawed, drilled and nailed as they made progress on the covered meeting space.

“She wouldn’t play with me at recess today.” “I don’t have anyone to play with.” “He played with someone else today and not with me.” “I never get to choose the game we play at recess.”

Villa's First Spelling Bee

February 9, 2018

The results of Villa's first ever Spelling Bee

Villa and the Great Outdoors

January 16, 2018

Welcome to Villa Outdoor Learning. See the various studies, projects, and experiments Villa students are doing right in our very own 31-acre "backyard lab".

Villa sixth graders have adopted the 20 new Washington native conifer trees our community planted during Fall Stewardship Day.

The eight weeks of our formal VillaNOW effort has drawn to a close and we'd like to report the current results.

These authentic projects help students understand real-world math connections and applications.

Villa's STEAM Dollars at Work

November 15, 2017

As part of Villa's $1M STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) initiative, Villa K through 5 students will soon begin dedicated computer science learning with two intensive efforts.

Your VillaNOW Day Generosity

October 27, 2017

On Wednesday, October 25, you raised $93,075 for VillaNOW in the space of a few hours! Our community certainly rose to the occasion and set a new record for this day. ...

Many thanks to all the Villa families, friends, staff, and faculty who contributed to the success of the book fair!

Our Head of School and School Counselor address how to speak to your child about traumatic events.